A typical British lamp with a pyramid-shaped base made of cast iron and a font made of clear, green glass. In case you wonder why I have included such a rather simple lamp in the collection, here is the story of this lamp:
The former French Moderator lamp in painted porcelain by Samson, Edmé & Cie (L.329) came with a British flat burner by Young, which did not even fit properly in the collar. So I removed this burner from there. Now I was looking for a British lamp for this burner. The lamp should have a collar for 10-line Kosmos burners, because the thread of Young's flat burner happens to fit it.
After a long search I found this British lamp that actually had a 10''' Kosmos burner, which is really something rare for the UK. The Kosmos burner went to another lamp. However, the collar was cemented so crookedly that I sawed it off and removed it of necessity. A new collar fitted Young's burner perfectly and was cemented in place.
The pyramid base of the lamp was painted white. I removed this colour with caustic soda and painted the foot with a black patina colour after treating it with rust converter. Now the base looks authentic again.
The only possible chimney was a Vienna chimney with a wide bulge. The simple lamp was actually finished; but I was missing an adequate shade on the lamp. After some hesitation, I mounted a wide American gas tulip on it so as not to leave the lamp without a shade. I combined two globe holders for the shade. I think the large American globe holder with its decoration on the side suits the tulip quite well.
Added by me:
Font collar, burner, glass chimney, tulip shade and two globe holders.
Cleaning and repairs:
Base decoloured with sodium hydroxide solution, treated with rust converter and painted with black patina paint. The collar on the font has been replaced.
Base as typical British pyramid base of cast iron, square, 137 x 137 mm, Ø 187 mm. Painted with white colour (now repainted in black). Marked under the foot: RD - 49 - 53 - 99 - FS & - COL - DL - G.
Font of green transparent glass, vertically wide ribbed, Ø 136 mm. Removable font.
11’’’ Brilliant flat burner of Young, Birmingham, burner thread 32.6 mm.
Wick knob marked: Young's Brilliant No.2 - 1 In Wick. Wick knob back: decorative pattern.
Flat wick 27 mm.
Vienna chimney with wide bulge. Height 270 mm, Ø fitter 53 mm.
Marked: Fire Proof - Made in Czechoslovakia + anchor (brand barely visible).
Shade and shade holder:
American tulip shade for gas lamps, colourless glass, frosted, cameo-etched flowers, fluted top rim. Lipped fitter.
Height 114 mm, Ø fitter 100 and top rim 203 mm.
Globe holder combined from two globe holders: American ornate 100 mm globe holder for 20''' burners and 70 mm globe holder for 10''' burners.
Height up to collar 25.2 cm, total height with chimney 54.5 cm.
Total weight 1770 g.